Cincinnati, Kansas, Maryland, and Marquette play their second games of the season on Thursday. All four of those teams are big favorites heading into their contests. Also on Thursday, Texas Tech and Notre Dame are in action. Check out College Basketball Betting Odds where available, analysis, and free picks for six fantastic college basketball games happening on Thursday, Nov. 10.
College Basketball Top Betting Predictions for Nov. 10th Matches
NCAA Basketball Games
- When: Thursday, Nov. 10
Cleveland State at Cincinnati -19.5
Cincinnati coach Wes Miller is in his second season with the Bearcats. Because of that, Cincinnati should be in line to make a run to the NCAA Tournament.
Top player David DeJulius leads a strong Bearcats contingent. Cleveland State is 0-1 after falling to Notre Dame College. Not the university, the college. Bearcats win and cover.
NCAAM Pick: Cincinnati
North Dakota State at Kansas -22.5
Coach Bill Self convinced Kevin McCullar to transfer from rival Texas Tech to Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence. McCullar leads a talented group.
However, the Kansas Jayhawks will miss Ochai Agbaji, David McCormack, and the rest of last season’s National Championship team.
When it comes to this game, Rock Chalk wins but the door is open for North Dakota State to cover.
NCAAM Pick: Kansas
Radford at Notre Dame
Notre Dame finished 15-5 in the ACC last season. This season, Mike Brey’s team shouldn’t see much of a drop off.
Notre Dame returns three of their top five scorers. Also, Brey recruited JJ Starling, the twenty-first ranked player in the nation. Radford could keep this closer than the spread, but the Irish win the game.
NCAAM Pick: Notre Dame
Texas Southern at Texas Tech
In their first game of the season, Texas Southern’s defense allowed San Francisco to score 90 points. The Dons shot over 65% form the field and close to 48% from three. Texas Southern shot less than 39% from the field.
Texas Tech beat Northwestern 73-49 in their first game of the season. The Red Raiders shot close to 40% from three and over 52% from the field.
Tech held Northwestern State to 49 points from 28.4% from the field and 27.8% from three. Even if Texas Southern plays decent defense, their offense will struggle versus the lock down Red Raiders’ D. Texas Tech wins and covers.
NCAAM Pick: Texas Tech
Central Michigan at Marquette -18
Many expect Marquette to finish eighth in the Big East Conference. The Golden Eagles didn’t add a single D1 transfer to the roster.
Shaka Smart, Marquette’s coach, must believe his recruiting prowess is enough. Based on the current roster, that doesn’t appear to be true.
But Smart and the G.Eagles beat Radford 79-69 in the first game. Oso Ighodaro emerged as Marquette’s possible go to player. Ighodaro secured 7 boards and scored 19 points.
Tyler Kolek had 9 assists and 8 boards. If Kolek and Ighodaro continue to develop chemistry, the Golden Eagles could surprised in the loaded Big East. When it comes to this game, the duo should punish Central Michigan for a win and cover.
NCAAM Pick: Marquette
Western Carolina at Maryland -20.5
In their first game of the season, Maryland dominated Niagara. Okay, to be fair, most expected the Terps to put a beating onto Niagara.
Still, the Terrapins held their opponent to 49 points while scoring 71. Jahmir Young, a top player for Charlotte last season, led the team in rebounds and points. Donta Scott dropped 18.
Western Carolina is better than Niagara but the dog is up against it versus Maryland. The Terps grab the cover victory.
NCAAM Pick: Maryland